Aston Martin has presented its newest machine created in collaboration with Zagato. The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept.
Aston Martin and Zagato, an Italian design house founded in 1919, have had a strong partnership over the years. Actually, the partnership between the two companies began with the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato in 1960.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept was designed in close collaboration between the AM Design team led by Marek Reichman and Andrea Zagato and his design team in Milan. Developed and engineered at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.
Talking about the design, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept features a huge front grille with round lights. At the rear, the round taillight reflectors evoke a classic rear view of a Zagato Design and the ‘bladed’ LED technology similar to the Aston Martin Vulcan track-only supercar has also been used.
The Vulcan was not the only car that the Vanquish Zagato borrowed some elements from. The wing mirrors were inspired on the One-77 while the rear end was clearly based on the new DB11 as well as a new evolution of the classic side strake which runs from wheel arch to door.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept features the iconic “double-bubble”, a Zagato trademark since the early 1950s, originally arose from the need to accommodate racing helmets with a minimum impact on the aerodynamic profile and it gives the car an unmistakable rear silhouette.
In addition to the design, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept has also received some improvements beneath the skin. The concepts normally aspirated V12 engine has been uprated to 600 PS, along with enhanced driving dynamics.
Inside, the most notable elements which worth mentioning are for sure the “Z” quilt pattern stitch on the seats and doors sections as well as the trademark Zagato “Z” embossed on headrests and stitched into the center console.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept will make its global debut at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held at Lake Como in Italy from 21 – 22 May 2016.
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